Child Protection in South Sudan
Since 2013, children in South Sudan have been affected by grave violations. Boys and girls are severely affected by conflict and distress due to violence, recruitment by armed forces and armed groups, displacement, famine, family separation and lack of access to education, nutrition and healthcare due to attacks on schools and hospitals. The security situation is gradually improving and there is cautious optimism following the 2018 signing of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS). Nevertheless, the Child Protection Sub-Cluster in its analysis of child protection needs considers that children and young people, girls as well as boys (under 18) are still at great risk of violence in South Sudan.
Child protection priority areas of focus are psychosocial and mental health support, family tracing and reunification and case management; the latter also considering boys and girls associated with involved in armed groups. As an integrated approach, child protection actors are also focusing on addressing the holistic needs of children affected by recurrent conflict and famine specifically child-headed households who are at great risk of food insecurity as well as protection, education and health issues.
CP AoR Strategy (2019 - 2021)
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RESOURCES FOR COVID-19
- South Sudan - MHPSS Considerations during COVID-19 pre-outbreak response
- Guidance on CAAFAG in COVID-19
- Guidance Note on Remote PSS Response - MHPSS Technical WG, South Sudan (March 2020)
- Guidance on Case Management during COVID-19 in South Sudan
- Standard Operating Procedures for remote PSS assistance during COVID-19 outbreak
- Child Protection Preparedness and Response Guidance Note during the Coronavirus Outbreak in South Sudan (April 2020)